|TomCast for January 30, 2011: The Empire Bowl - TomDispatch|
Robert Lipsyte, an acclaimed sports writer and novelist, discusses the Super Bowl, the all-volunteer army, and what American football reveals about our country and it's people.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Robert Lipsyte; Timothy MacBain; Super Bowl; football; sports; imperialism
|TomCast for November 13, 2010: Monster Embassies - TomDispatch|
Tom Engelhadrt discusses a disturbing trend in the American Way of War and the US media's failure to cover it.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; US embassies; foreign policy; Afghan war
|TomCast for December 06, 2011: A New Cold War in Asia - TomDispatch|
Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, a TomDispatch regular, and author most recently of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet, talks about the US military's expanding presence in the Pacific, and how it may lead to a new cold war in Asia.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Michael Klare; China; Asia; Pacific; naval power; oil; natural resources; diplomacy; US military
|TomCast for June 09, 2010: TomDispatch Contributors Speak about the Environment - TomDispatch|
Excerpts from recent TomCasts featuring Bill McKibben, Rebecca Solnit, Chip Ward, and previously unreleased commentary from Subhankar Banerjee.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Timothy MacBain; Subhankar Banerjee; Bill McKibben; Rebecca Solnit; Chip Ward; Arctic; oil; offshore drilling; wildlife; environment; BP; Utah; hope; denial; climate change
|TomCast for January 10, 2012: Danger Waters - TomDispatch|
Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, a TomDispatch regular, and author most recently of Rising Powers, Shrinking Planet, talks about the transportation of fossil fuels and how it affects foreign policy.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Michael Klare; Strait of Hormuz; fossil fuels; oil; natural gas
|TomCast for October 18, 2011: An Aural Occupation - TomDispatch|
This week we present a soundscape composed of clips from the protest in Manhattan's Zuccotti Park, in the heart of the financial district. You will hear a range of voices and modes of expression.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Occupy Wall Street; demonstration; protest; soundscape
|TomCast for January 05, 2012: Hopefully Naive - TomDispatch|
Bill McKibben, author of Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, and founder of 350.org, talks about the money behind current environmental policy and the benefits of being hopefully naÃ¯ve.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Bill McKibben; big oil; congress; environment; activism; 350.org; Eaarth; citizens united
|TomCast for October 9, 2011: Allende's Words for Obama - TomDispatch|
Ariel Dorfman, Chilean-American novelist, playwright, essayist, journalist and human rights activist, talks about his latest book Feeding on Dreams: Confessions of an Unrepentant Exile, and his latest piece for TomDispatch, a poem in which Dorfman invokes the voice of former Chilean president Salvador Allende to offer words of advice to Barack Obama.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Ariel Dorfman; Timothy MacBain; Chile; Salvador Allende; Barack Obama; foreign policy; domestic policy; revolution; poetry
|Video TomCast for June 24, 2010: The American Way of War - TomDispatch|
Tom Engelardt discusses how most of the American public is oblivious to the fact that the US military is garrisoning the planet, how we have long been in a perpetual state of war, and other topics from his new book "The American Way of War."
Keywords: Tom Engelhardt; The American Way of War; Haymarket Books; The Nation Institute; foreign policy; war; peace; intervention; military bases; Afghanistan; Iraq; drones; Timothy MacBain
|TomCast for November 20, 2011: A Political Victory for OWS - TomDispatch|
Andy Kroll, the Washington D.C. correspondent for Mother Jones magazine and an associate editor for TomDispatch, talks about what he describes as the Occupy Wall Street movement's first political victory.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Andy Kroll; Occupy Wall Street; politics; Ohio; SB 5
|TomCast for October 13, 2011: The All-American Occupation - TomDispatch|
Historian Steve Fraser talks about the current demonstrations on Wall Street and their historical precedents.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Steve Fraser; Timothy MacBain; Wall Street; demonstrations; protests; economics; history
|TomCast for January 27, 2011: Military-Industrial Cutbacks? - TomDispatch|
Retired US Army colonel Andrew Bacevich, a professor of history and international relations at Boston University, discusses proposed defense cuts and whether or not they will parlay into a reduction in the total national security budget.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Andrew Bacevich; Timothy MacBain; defense spending; national security; budget; Robert Gates; Iraq; Afghanistan; war costs; deficit
|TomCast for June 11, 2010: America's Soviet Era - TomDispatch|
TomDispatch founder Tom Engelhardt describes how the United States is entering its "Soviet Era," and also discusses his new book, "The American Way of War."
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Foreign Policy; United States; Russia; Soviet Union; Imperialism; War
|TomCast for June 28, 2010: To COIN a Phase... - TomDispatch|
McChrystal. Petraeus. Obama. Afghanistan. Counterinsurgency. Rolling Stone. Independent journalist Robert Dreyfuss addresses it all in our latest TomCast.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Robert Dreyfuss; McChrystal; Petraeus; Obama; Afghanistan; Foreign Policy; Rolling Stone; US Military
|TomCast for April 10, 2010: Just the Tax, Ma'am - TomDispatch|
National Priorities Project executive director Jo Comerford talks about the federal budgeting system and how our taxes are channeled into military spending.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Joe Comerford; Timothy MacBain; Afghanistan; Iraq; Taxes; Federal Budget
|TomCast for December 14, 2010: A Run for the Border - TomDispatch|
Stephan Salisbury, cultural writer for the Philadelphia Inquirer, talks about the the new right connecting border control with the so-called war on terror.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Stephan Salisbury; Timothy MacBain; immigration policy; border control; the war on terror
|TomCast for March 17, 2011: Taking the War Out of Air War - TomDispatch|
Ralph Pochoda joins us again to read Tom Engelhardt's latest article on US aerial "warfare" and the civilians who suffer the consequences.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Ralph Pochoda; US warfare; aerial war; drone attacks; civilian casualties
|TomCast for March 06, 2011: (N)ever Again - TomDispatch|
Ralph Pochoda reads Tom Engelhardt's latest piece '(N)ever Again: Old Secretaries of Defense Never Die, They Just Write Bestselling Memoirs.'
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Ralph Pochoda
|TomCast for June 21, 2011: War Is No Longer War - TomDispatch|
Jonathan Schell, an acclaimed scholar and writer, has a conversation with TomDispatch founding editor Tom Engelhardt about his latest TomDispatch article "Attacking Libya -- and the Dictionary: If Americans Don't Get Hurt, War Is No Longer War."
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Jonathan Schell; Timothy MacBain; Iraq; Afghanistan; war; US policy; constitution; Arab Spring; Obama; drone strikes
|TomCast for May 13, 2010: Nobody Puts Teabaggers in a Corner - TomDispatch|
Author and NYU history professor Greg Grandin talks about the media's treatment of the Tea Party movement.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Greg Grandin; Timothy MacBain; Tea Party; Media; Politics
|TomCast for May 17, 2012: Preying on the Poor - TomDispatch|
Barbara Ehrenreich, author of the acclaimed Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America, talks about her latest project to fund investigative journalism focused on poverty in the United States and the financial reality of being part of our nation's working poor.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Barbara Ehrenreich; poverty; poor; United States; minimum wage; child support; wage theft
|TomCast for May 5, 2011: Do You Want to Know a Secret? - TomDispatch|
TomDispatch founder and editor Tom Engelhardt talks about the paradox of highly publicized covert warfare.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Osama bin Laden; covert warfare; CIA; special ops
|TomCast for October 31, 2010: An Officer and a Journalist - TomDispatch|
Bill Astore talks about his transition from a career in the military to one in academia, and why he began writing as a military critic for TomDispatch.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Bill Astore; US military; history; foreign policy; journalism; war; criticism
|TomCast for November 9, 2010: Birds of Prayer - TomDispatch|
Ira Chernus, a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses the history and possible future of the struggle for peace in the Middle East and the shifting opinions of American Jews regarding Israeli policies.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Ira Chernus; Israel; Palestine; peace talks; two-state solution; Middle East; lobbyists; hawks; doves
|TomCast for September 8, 2011: Burial Grounds - TomDispatch|
TomDispatch founding editor Tom Engelhardt joins us for our 100th TomCast episode and reflects on the origins of TomDispatch and where we are as a country 10 years after the events of September 11, 2001.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; 9/11; September 11; attacks; New York; twin towers; terrorism; war on terror; military spending
|TomCast for September 25, 2011: The West and the Rest - TomDispatch|
Pepe Escobar, a correspondent for Asia Times, TomDispatch regular, and author most recently of Obama does Globalistan, shares his reflections on the state of the global economy and what future, if any, it might have in store.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Pepe Escobar; Timothy MacBain; global economy; economic models; China; United States; Tibet; Dubai
|TomCast for January 25, 2011: The Corruption Game - TomDispatch|
Juan Cole, a professor of history and director of the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Michigan, talks about US government backing of corrupt dictatorships around the world.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Juan Cole; Timothy MacBain; corruption; dictatorships; Middle East; Iran; United States; oppression; diplomacy
|TomCast for May 26, 2011: Back-Asswards - TomDispatch|
Ira Chernus, a professor of religious studies at the University of Colorado at Boulder, discusses president Obama's recent ultimatum that Israel return to its pre-1967 borders.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Ira Chernus; Timothy MacBain; Obama; Israel; Palestine; 1967; two-state solution
|TomCast for August 4, 2010: Out, Damned Spot - TomDispatch|
TomDispatch founder and editor Tom Engelhardt discusses the Wikileaks website, the controversy surrounding it, and whose hands are really covered in blood. "What need we fear who knows it when none can call our power to account?"
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; WikiLeaks; civilian death; collateral damage; US military; Afghanistan; war
|TomCast for January 11, 2011: A Complex Situation - TomDispatch|
William Hartung, director of the Arms and Security Initiative at the New America Foundation and an expert on weapons proliferation and military spending, describes the state of the current military-industrial complex. He also talks about how companies like Lockheed Martin have exceeded what Eisenhower envisioned when he coined the phrase.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; William Hartung; Timothy MacBain; Lockheed Martin; military contractors; budget; spending; military-industrial complex; privatization
|TomCast for May 10, 2010: Spin Class - TomDispatch|
David Swanson gives us an insider's look into politics and the press.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; David Swanson; Timothy MacBain; Barack Obama; Afghanistan; Congress; war funding; taxes; media; activism
|TomCast for June 16, 2011: Ward v. Ford - TomDispatch|
Chip Ward, a grassroots organizer and activist and author of Canaries on the Rim and Hope's Horizon talks about the complexities of our ecosystem and how our environment is slipping out of balance.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Chip Ward; Timothy MacBain; environment; climate change; wildfire; Arizona; activism
|TomCast for December 16, 2010: Sitting Down at Nature's Table - TomDispatch|
Author, educator and environmentalist Bill McKibben talks about the consequences of trying to negotiate with science.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Bill McKibben; Timothy MacBain; environmentalism; global warming; climate change; science; clean energy; green initiatives
|From the Hudson to the Potomac - TomDispatch|
Lawrence Weschler discusses his latest book Uncanny Valley: Adventures in the Narrative.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Lawrence Weschler; Uncanny Valley
|TomCast for July 19, 2011: Breaking Bread - TomDispatch|
Christian Parenti, a contributing editor at The Nation magazine, and author of Lockdown America, The Soft Cage, and The Freedom, talks about his latest book, Tropic of Chaos, and the role that climate change and the resulting crop shortages play in sparking violent conflict around the world.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Christian Parenti; Timothy MacBain; wheat; bread; food staples; Afghanistan; poppies; conflict
|TomCast for November 13, 2011: Big Change - TomDispatch|
Retired US Army Colonel and professor of History and International Relations at Boston University Andrew Bacevich discusses the changing influences in the lives of his students.
Keywords: TomDispatch; TomCast; Andrew Bacevich; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; university students; Steve Jobs; Mark Zuckerberg
|TomCast for September 13, 2010: Deposit or Withdrawal? - TomDispatch|
Award-winning journalist and Harvard fellow Nick Turse makes the case for a US withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Nick Turse; Afghanistan; Obama; US military; withdrawal
|TomCast for March 01, 2011: Who Picks Up the Tab? - TomDispatch|
Christopher Hellman, a budget analyst and communications liaison for the National Priorities Project, explains how he arrived at the staggering numbers that make up the US national security budget.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Christopher Hellman; Timothy MacBain; national security; US budget; National Priorities Project; cost of war; government spending
|TomCast for February 13, 2011: From Prisoner to Peacemaker - TomDispatch|
Jen Marlowe, an author, playwright, documentary filmmaker and human rights advocate, discusses the story of Palestinian peace activist and co-author of her latest book "The Hour of Sunlight," Sami Al Jundi.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Jen Marlowe; Sami Al Jundi; Timothy MacBain; Palestine; Israel; conflict; peace; prison; education; politics; art
|TomCast for June 7, 2011: Going Through Withdrawal (part 2 of 2) - TomDispatch|
Peter Van Buren, author of We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the War for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People, shares a few of his personal experiences with private contractors in Iraq.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Peter Van Buren; Timothy MacBain; Iraq; reconstruction; We Meant Well; withdrawal; Blackwater; Xe Services; private contractors
|TomCast for March 20, 2011: In the Moment - TomDispatch|
Rebecca Solnit, an award-winning author based in San Francisco, discusses the tragedy and the beauty that are found in moments of both revolution and disaster.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Rebecca Solnit; Timothy MacBain; disaster; revolution; Japan; Egypt; Middle East; North Africa; United States; Latin Amerinca; San Francisco; earthquake; nuclear power
|TomCast for April 12, 2011: Not Why, But How - TomDispatch|
Andrew Bacevich, a retired US Army Colonel and professor of History and International Relations at Boston University and author most recently of 'Washington Rules', talks about the current US involvement in Libya.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Andrew Bacevich; Timothy MacBain; defense spending; national security; budget; Libya; US intervention
|TomCast for March 31, 2011: The Beginning and the End - TomDispatch|
Andrew Kroll, a TomDispatch regular and D.C. correspondent for Mother Jones magazine, discusses his time in the halls of Wisconsin's capitol.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Andrew Kroll; Timothy MacBain; Wisconsin protests; Scott Walker; union; budget cuts
|TomCast for May 15, 2010: We Meant Well - TomDispatch|
Peter Van Buren, author of 'We Meant Well: How I Helped Lose the War for the Hearts and Minds of the Iraqi People', which comes out in September from Metropolitan Books, talks about his book and his observations on Western-style nation building.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Peter Van Buren; Timothy MacBain; Iraq; nation building; State Department; hearts and minds; reconstruction
|TomCast for September 9, 2010: When It Rains, It's Ignored - TomDispatch|
Author, history professor and scholar Juan Cole discusses the media coverage drought regarding the Pakistani floods.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Timothy MacBain; Juan Cole; Pakistan; flood; media; foreign aid; cable news
|TomCast for January 06, 2010: Forced Out - TomDispatch|
Bill Astore, history professor and retired lieutenant colonel for the USAF, dissects the fallacy in describing the US military as the greatest force in the world, and why our current imperial policies are unsustainable.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; William Astore; Timothy MacBain; US military; Iraq; Afghanistan; British military; India
|TomCast for January 09, 2011: Way Off Base - TomDispatch|
Nick Turse, an award-winning journalist, author, Harvard fellow and frequent TomDispatch contributor, talks about his effort to find the true number of foreign bases the US operates, and whether that number is likely to go up or down.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Nick Turse; Timothy MacBain; US military; foreign bases; empire; Iraq; Afghanistan; Japan; Korea; Germany; Italy
|TomCast for January 23, 2011: Oil and Vinegar - TomDispatch|
Michael Klare, a professor of peace and world security studies at Hampshire College, discusses the economic and political ramifications of looming commodities shortages.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Michael Klare; Timothy MacBain; food shortages; commodities; oil; Tunisia; Algeria; riots; climate change
|TomCast for March 24: Fed Up and Atom - TomDispatch|
Chip Ward, an environmental activist and author of "Canaries on the Rim" and "Hope's Horizon" discusses the long-term consequences of nuclear power.
Keywords: TomDispatch; Tom Engelhardt; Chip Ward; Timothy MacBain; nuclear power; disaster; storage; spent fuel; Japan; Fukishima
|TomCast for August 2, 2010: Pressure Cooking - TomDispatch|
Bill McKibben discusses how, given the government's apathetic attitude toward the issue, it is the public that must lead the fight against global warming.
Keywords: TomCast; TomDispatch; Timothy MacBain; Bill McKibben; climate change; global warming; 350.org; carbon emissions; organizing; public pressure; climate legislation